FXI’s Cotton Candy at CES Leverages Open Source Tools from Linaro for Rapid Development

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Cotton Candy (Prototype)

FXI‘s Cotton Candy at CES is proof of how Linaro can help a system vendor rapidly develop a product that is running the latest Android ICS and Ubuntu.

FXI said in it’s announcement it leveraged the Linaro for ARM open software and tools and leveraged its access to the ARM Mali Graphics software development ecosystem.

“FXI engineers used the pre-integrated and tested Android ICS and Ubuntu images from the Linaro platform team as a base in developing support for two new operating systems on Cotton Candy. They also got support from the platform team on the #linaro and #linaro-android IRC channels on Freenode,” said Alexander Sack, Platform Technical Director at Linaro in the announcement.  ”FXI has demonstrated how Linaro’s work can be leveraged effectively to develop real products rapidly and reliably.”

Cotton Candy is attracting attention at CES and is even shortlisted as a possible best of CES by Laptop Magazine.

The demonstration prototype USB stick (pictured above) code named ”Cotton Candy” is a equipped with an ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A9 (1GHz) CPU from Samsung, an ARM Mali(TM)-400 MP (Quad-core, 1.2GHz) GPU, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, HDMI output and the Android operating system. It decodes MPEG-4, H.264 and other video formats and display HD graphics on any HDMI equipped screen. Content can be controlled via smartphones, keyboards, mice and other USB peripherals. See FXI’s product brief pdf for more information.

To find our more information about Cotton Candy, see the FXI website.

Full press release can be found here.

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